County sheriff comes up with a unique fundraiser for Pilger, Nebraska.
PILGER, NE (KTIV/US92) -
A Siouxland sheriff's office has come up with an electrifying way to raise money for Pilger's tornado relief.
The annual Pilger Days celebration is on Saturday, July 19. Village officials said they wanted to keep the summer tradition alive to help the town heal from last month's tornadoes.
As part of the celebration, the Stanton County Sheriff's Office has decided to use a taser demonstration to raise money. Sheriff's officials said if they can raise at least $1,000 in donations during Pilger Days, then Sheriff Mike Unger will allow himself to be tased as part of the demonstration.
As an added incentive, sheriff's officials said the individual who comes forward with the biggest donation will actually do the honors of tasing the county sheriff.
Sheriff Unger said he was trying to find a unique way to raise money to help with the recovery. Unger also said he figured an opportunity to zap the sheriff with a taser could potentially provide a financial jolt to the recovery process.
Governor Dave Heineman submitted a request Tuesday for a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help Nebraskans in five northeast Nebraska counties who were impacted by severe storms in June.More >>
Governor Dave Heineman submitted a request Tuesday for a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help Nebraskans in five northeast Nebraska counties who were impacted by severe storms in June. More >>
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